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Position: Innovative Partnership Fund Expert (7 positions)
Location: Provincial Programme Implementation Unit (PPIU) (one in each Province), NEPAL
Level: SB 4/Peg 1 (Only for Nepalese nationals)
The Provincial and Local Governance Support Programme (PLGSP) is the national flagship programme of the Government of Nepal (GoN) to build institutional, organizational and individual capacity at all levels of government, with special focus on the provincial and local levels. The ultimate goal of the Programme is to attain functional, sustainable, inclusive and accountable provincial and local governance. The Programme aims to contribute to delivery of quality services at provincial and local levels, promote local development and enhance economic prosperity. The Programme will achieve 14 outputs under the following three outcomes:
Government institutions and inter-governmental mechanisms at all levels are fully functioning in support of federal governance as per the Constitution;
Provincial and local governments have efficient, effective, inclusive and accountable institutions; and
Elected representatives and civil servants at provincial and local governments have the capacity and serve citizens to their satisfaction.
he PLGSP serves as an umbrella programme of the Government in providing capacity development support to the provincial and local governments. As such, the Programme will establish a common framework for coordination and coherence of all governance-related programmes at the provincial and local levels and accommodate other donor-funded programmes. Thus, the PLGSP will provide a coherent approach to capacity development under the federal system.
Overall responsibilities of the assignment are to:
Support the establishment of PPF board and operationalization of the Fund to enable provincial and local governments strategize, plan, execute and manage IPF activities as envisaged in the PLGSP programme document;
Provide capacity building support to promote innovative approaches to governance with a focus on strengthening downward accountability, transparency and participation;
Support the establishing of coordination between local governments and provincial governments in the spirit of cooperative federalism;
Ensure strengthening gender and social inclusion through the adaptation of innovation practices;
Technical Backstopping and capacity building for IPF; and
Perform any other tasks assigned by the concerned authorities.
Master’s degree in Economic or Public Finance or Management or Development Studies or Engineering or any other related field with Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering/Architect Engineering.
At least three years of experience for Master’s Degree or five years for Bachelor’s Degree in the field of public administration, governance, business administration, public finance management or similar fund management;
At least 3 years of working experience on procurement management;
Hands-on skills in data management using statistical tools and software;
Experience of working with government or public organization in the area of procurement management;
Demonstrated skills of preparing quality reports and other knowledge products;
Sound understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their implications for local governance would be an advantage;
Experience of working in government, UN and/or other international agencies will be an added advantage;
Good understanding of applications for data management and project monitoring;
Skills and knowledge on project management; and
Experience of working with local government will be advantage.
Fluency in English and Nepali, both written and oral, at professional level is essential;and
Knowledge of any of the local languages will be an added advantage.
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Application Deadline: 29 June (Midnight New York, USA)
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